WILLOW CREEK (COLORADO COUNTY)
WILLOW CREEK (Colorado County). Willow Creek (Willow Branch) rises a mile northwest of Bernardo in northeastern Colorado County (at 29°46' N, 96°24' W) and flows southeasterly, past Bernardo and the Bernardo school, for 9½ miles to its mouth on Coushatta Creek, at the northwest corner of the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge (at 29°43' N, 96°20' W). It flows primarily through flat land surfaced by deep and fine sandy loams over a clay loam mottled subsoil. Although these soils are poorly drained, they produce good crops of hay and rice and provide excellent pasture for cattle and horses. The open prairies along the stream's lower reaches house the endangered Attwater's prairie chicken.